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Polly Ho-Yen

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Polly Ho-Yen

  • 5 stars across 10 books
    Polly used to be a primary school teacher in London and while she was teaching there she used to get up very early in the morning to write stories. The first of those stories is now a book called Boy in the Tower.
    She's still writing stories and though she doesn't teach now, she still visit schools ... only now they're all over the country.
    She lives in Bristol with her husband Dan who designs the covers of her books.
    7th February 2019

    Two Sides

    Lula and Lenka are best friends and total opposites - Lula is a Dog Person and Lenka is a Cat Person; Lula is super mess... More

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    29th January 2015

    Boy In The Tower

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD 2015 LONGLISTED FOR THE BRANFORD BOASE AWARD 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE REDB... More

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    8th July 2021

    How I Saved the World in a Week

    A brilliantly imagined new 8+ adventure about resilience, family and hope. From the bestselling and Waterstones Childr... More

    (5 reviews)
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    7th July 2016

    Where Monsters Lie

    The children of Mivtown have grown up hearing the legend of the monsters of the loch. But it's only a story - a warnin... More

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    6th July 2017

    Fly Me Home

    Feeling lost and alone in a strange new city, Leelu wishes she could fly away back home - her real home where her dad ... More

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    9th July 2020

    My Other Life: A Bloomsbury Reader: Brown Book Band

    Thought-provoking contemporary fantasy from best-selling author Polly Ho-Yen. Mae spends a lot of time in hospitals... More

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    30th September 2021

    Penguin Readers Level 2: Boy In The Tower (ELT Graded Reader)

    Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully a... More

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    21st July 2022

    The Day No One Woke Up

    An out-of-this-world middle-grade adventure about finding friendship in the most unlikely of places. From the best... More

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    21st July 2022

    The Day No One Woke Up

    An out-of-this-world middle-grade adventure about finding friendship in the most unlikely of places. From the best... More

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    5th May 2022

    The Boy Who Grew A Tree

    Nature-loving Timi is unsettled by the arrival of a new sibling and turns to tending a tree growing in his local library... More

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